Lyudmila Galkina

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Lyudmila Ivanovna Galkina (Russian : Людмила Ивановна Галкина; born January 20, 1972 in Saratov) is a Russian athlete. She won the European Junior Championships in 1991 as a triple jumper, but thereafter later focused on the long jump. Her greatest achievement was taking the World Championship title in 1997, with a personal best jump of 7.05 metres.

Russian language East Slavic language

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Saratov City in Saratov Oblast, Russia

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Long jump track and field event

The long jump is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps". This event has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympic event for men since the first Olympics in 1896 and for women since 1948.

Achievements

YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotes
Representing the Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 7th 6.45 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th6.74 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) 6.26 m (wind: -1.5 m/s)
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st6.95 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st7.05 m PB
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 7.06 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd 6.68 m


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
1997
Succeeded by
Flag of the United States.svg Marion Jones




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